London, ChelseaTasting The Good Life in London

By Marie Louise Pumfrey, one of London's leading Communications Experts
14 October '17

The Good Life Eatery is the brainchild of co-founders Yasmine Larizadeh and Shirin Kouros who have brought a new, fresh menu to the London’s food scene.

They offer a range of cold pressed juices and delicious all day foods. There are incredible cakes, delicious salads and a whole heap of mouth-watering gluten free options including falafel wraps.

About 6 months ago an allergy test showed I’m gluten intolerant, so when my daughter told me about it I was keen to go as one of the first gluten-free Glowcators! The chain began in Los Angeles and launched in London five years ago with obvious success.

I loved it so much, I bought the book when I left !

The setting

We went to their ‘flagship’ on Sloane Avenue, which was the first to open in London in 2013. It was a bright autumn Friday lunch time. We had to get there by 12.30 to get a table.

The setting was relaxed and easy, with distressed wooden tables and industrial large light bulbs handing down on wires.

The music was fun- if like me you love Lionel Ritchie and Al Green. We joined the super chic Chelsea families devour plates of delicious looking avocado on rye & mountains of quinoa and kale salads. You order at the bar and they promptly brought our food.

The green juice test

We tried three which had fun names. My least favourite was ‘Drink Your Salad’ a too-strong for me mix of lettuce, kale and ginger. The ‘Pro Greens’ was a spicy pep-up, a mix of Kale, turmeric and chilli and actually cleared my lingering headache.

But my favourite was Coco Verde, also very green with kale but sweetened with pineapple and coconut.

We did wonder why they came in plastic bottles rather than a more recyclable material like glass?

What we ate

We tried three dishes. ‘The Lean Machine’ was a hot bowl of baked sweet potato balls on a bed of quinoa and a tomato and pepper sauce. It was delicious and very filling with a mountain of quinoa.

‘The Good Life Salad’ was a mix of Sweet Potato, quinoa, lentils and a nice orange tahini vinaigrette.

The real winner was ‘The Good Bowl’ – a truly perfect salad mix of zucchini fettuccine, sweet potato, falafel, Kale, feta cheese and the most delicious minty beetroot dip.

What made us glow?

For an instant lift, The Pro Green juice with its Jalapeno bite is a brilliant wake-up call and the multi coloured Good Bowl salad was five star in its mix of crunchy zucchini, soft avocado and hot quinoa seed balls and basil cashew cream dip.

Seriously good.

On the way out we spotted a mountain of mouth-watering chocolate and banana wonders – which were all gluten free! Next time ….

The Good Life Eatery

59 Sloane Avenue,
London SW3 3DH

020 7052 9388
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